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Singapore is world's 10th most Instagrammable country in 2018  The Straits Times

Seven locations were also picked as the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore: the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, the ArtScience Museum, Koon Seng ...

The Straits Times
Johor Chief Minister defends visit to Malaysia vessel anchored in Singapore waters  Channel NewsAsia

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian on Thursday (Jan 17) defended his decision to visit a Malaysian vessel anchored in Singapore ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore companies not investing enough in employee training: SBF survey  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Despite the perennial problem of manpower shortage, businesses here are still not giving enough attention and resources to training ...

Channel NewsAsia
2 Singaporeans caught smuggling bak kwa from Malaysia into Singapore  Channel NewsAsia

Singaporeans attempted to bring bak kwa hidden in packets of durian-flavoured biscuits into Singapore from Malaysia on Jan 12, 2019. (Photo: ICA).

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore health promotion still meeting resistance  Financial Times

The city state is rewarding employers for ingenious schemes but many remain sceptical.

Financial Times
Rising Singapore badminton star Loh Kean Yew eyes Olympics after Lin Dan defeat  Channel NewsAsia

Rising Singapore badminton star Loh Kean Yew has his sights set on a place at the Tokyo Olympics after a stunning victory against Chinese great ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore wage growth to cool but hiring will stay hot for some job sectors: Randstad report  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore's strong wage growth in 2018 may moderate this year amid uncertainties in the global economy but certain sectors are still likely to ...

The Straits Times
How Singapore's World-Famous Street Food Could Disappear  Atlas Obscura

Lunchtime, 12 p.m. Hordes of office workers stream out of air-conditioned glass buildings in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District toward Amoy ...

Atlas Obscura
EXCLUSIVE: oBike Singapore's debt, in numbers  TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — oBike Asia, the bicycle-sharing firm's Singapore-registered entity, owes at least S$1.7 million to creditors and users, and in costs chalked up ...

TODAYonline
Five things you never knew about the Singapore Budget  Channel NewsAsia

The Singapore Budget involves more than just helpful handouts.

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore becomes new tourism hotspot, records 14% growth in Indian travelers  Moneycontrol.com

Indians have been holidaying in Singapore like never before. 2017 has been a record year with 1.27 million Indians travelling to the Asian nation.

Moneycontrol.com
Singapore: Free Expression Targeted  Human Rights Watch

Singapore used broad laws in 2018 to intensify already severe restrictions on free speech and assembly.

Human Rights Watch
Singapore's first 'live' 5G facility opens, with novel applications to follow  TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — Since January last year, Singapore Polytechnic's School of Electrical Engineering final-year student Lee Jun Hao and his peers have been ...

TODAYonline
Rugby: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens tickets on sale, Sport News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - In a bid to attract families to this year's HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, organisers rolled out early bird discounts for family packages and youth ...

The Straits Times
Momentum of Malaysia's relationship with Singapore 'very positive': Economic Minister Azmin Ali  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The momentum of Malaysia's relationship with Singapore is very positive, said Malaysian Minister for Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali ...

Channel NewsAsia
New laws proposed to ensure Singapore's food security  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A new agency set up to oversee food safety and security may be able to require importers of key food items to have plans to mitigate ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's Minister for Health outlines key responses to COI report's recommendations  Healthcare IT News

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered a ministerial statement on the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack in the Singapore ...

Healthcare IT News
Salary not the biggest driver of job satisfaction for Singapore workers: Survey  AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - Salary is not the biggest driver of satisfaction among Singapore employees, according to a study by data collection platform Qualtrics with more ...

AsiaOne
Don't let ego destroy ties with Singapore, Anifah advises  Free Malaysia Today

The former foreign minister says Malaysia should not make provocative moves or let anyone without credentials make comments on foreign affairs.

Free Malaysia Today
Hard choices on surrogacy in Singapore: Balance between allowing it and preventing abuse  The Straits Times

Singapore has to find its own balance in allowing parents surrogacy arrangements while preventing abuse, says ST's Yuen Sin.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Sergio Garcia battles illness to shoot 69 at Singapore Open  Golf Channel

Defending champion Sergio Garcia, battling a sinus infection and an upset stomach, shot 2-under 69 to trail by three in Round 1 of the Singapore Open.

Golf Channel
Singapore shares are 'cheap' and 'attractive' — and major wealth managers say it's time to buy  CNBC

"It's very attractive and that's one of the reasons why we're actually overweight Singapore relative to other Asian equities," said Kelvin Tay, regional chief ...

CNBC
Inaugural Taipei Dangdai and SEA Focus in Singapore shrug off the economic gloom  Art Newspaper

Economic doldrums and stiff competition do not deter Taipei Dangdai and SEA Focus, but Art Stage Singapore is cancelled at the eleventh hour.

Art Newspaper
Irish medtech firm Diaceutics opens new Singapore hub to capitalise on growing Asian market  Independent.ie

Irish med tech firm Diaceutics is opening a new regional hub in Singapore in an effort to expend its presence across the Asian market.

Independent.ie
New centre to bolster Singapore's infectious disease management  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A new state-of-the-art national centre for managing infectious diseases is set to be fully operational by May 2019.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Singapore Cancer Society annual relay event aims to raise $1 million  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - To celebrate four years of being cancer free, Ms Cynthia Ong and her friends will take part in a 15-hour relay at the National Stadium.. Read more ...

The Straits Times
China is 'right market' for UK retailer Laura Ashley; Singapore office key in Asia expansion  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Laura Ashley, the British home furnishings and fashion retailer best known for its signature floral prints, is optimistic that China will be the “right ...

Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee Hsien Loong takes viral #10YearChallenge, Singapore News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cooler than you?. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Singapore Says Indonesians Sought Arrest Without Okay  The Asia Sentinel

Indonesian police pursue Bali businessman to Singapore on orders of tycoon.

The Asia Sentinel
UOB asset manager upbeat about first-quarter Singapore earnings, US equities  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Fundamental indicators are pointing to a positive investment outlook in 2019, UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) said in a media statement on ...

The Straits Times
Singapore – Employers increasingly offering flexible work arrangements (BusinessTimes)  Staffing Industry Analysts

The share of workers in Singapore whose companies offer formal flexible work arrangements continues to grow, and employers are offering more types of ...

Staffing Industry Analysts
Man who collected illegal 4D bets over 15 years to pay S$1 million to Government  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old man has been ordered to pay more than S$1 million to the Government for the money he earned collecting illegal 4D bets over 15 ...

Channel NewsAsia
Galleries informed that art fair Art Stage Singapore cancelled  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - At least eight galleries slated to participate in Art Stage Singapore say the art fair has been cancelled by organisers. This would have been the ...

The Straits Times
Man to be charged with murder after woman found dead in Woodlands  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old woman was found dead in Woodlands early on Thursday (Jan 17) morning, the police said in a news release. The police said ...

Channel NewsAsia
How does Singapore deal with the danger of drones in no-fly zones? | Video  Channel NewsAsia

Eight unauthorised drones were reported flying within 5km of Changi Airport over the past three years. What measures are in place to counter these ...

Channel NewsAsia
Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, Jan 17  The Straits Times

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Jan 17.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Singapore stocks close 0.5% lower on Thursday  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Stocks - SINGAPORE stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index down 0.5 per cent or 14.67 points to 3214.44.

The Business Times
Art Stage Singapore fair cancelled days before opening; exhibitors scramble for alternative venues  The Straits Times

Organisers of Art Stage Singapore cited poor local sales and "unfair competition" from a new fair at Gillman Barracks as reasons for the cancellation.. Read more ...

The Straits Times
A London DJ's punishment sheds light on Singapore's caning shame  The Guardian

For Singapore, foreign lobbying to end corporal punishment is a threat to sovereignty, says journalist Kirsten Han.

The Guardian
Singapore's budget carrier Scoot to expand service in India  Times Now

Singapore: Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot on Wednesday said that it would expand its *service* in India with the addition of three new destinations ...

Times Now
Singapore is right to question university rankings obsession  South China Morning Post

Outspoken academics have joined a growing conversation – one that recognises the worth of social, community based work.

South China Morning Post
Singapore Police Force praised for social media ad inspired by #BirdBoxChallenge  AsiaOne

The Singapore Police Force has done it again - stunning netizens with their wit and humour online, that is. The Men in Blue upped their social media game since ...

AsiaOne
Hawkers get faster access to funds from Nets transactions  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - In a move to address hawkers' grouses about e-payment delays, Nets said on Thursday (Jan 17) proceeds from Nets transactions made before ...

The Straits Times
Rare Singapore Hotel Site Gets Record $415 Million Bid  Bloomberg

A rare plot of land that's zoned for a hotel near Singapore's central business district has attracted a record bid as developers shift focus after last year's property ...

Bloomberg
Second round of certification course for professional deputies and donees launched  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A new round of certification course is open for professionals like lawyers and social workers who want to help individuals manage their affairs ...

The Straits Times
Maritime dispute: Singapore security agencies ordered to 'exercise restraint and avoid escalating tensions', says Ng Eng Hen  Channel NewsAsia

Composite image showing Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian visiting Malaysia Marine Department vessel Pedoman. (Photos: Singapore Police Force).

Channel NewsAsia
Glassdoor launches operations in Singapore  AsiaOne

When US-headquartered job search and review platform Glassdoor burst onto the scene in 2008, it addressed a key issue that many job-seekers faced. That is ...

AsiaOne
New laws banning sale of set-top boxes among proposed changes to Copyright Act  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: New laws banning the sale of set-top boxes – typically used to stream *content* from unauthorised sources – are among the proposed ...

Channel NewsAsia
Western Union launches co-located money transfer services at Singapore worker dormitories  The Edge Markets MY

Western Union has partnered Travelex, an independent foreign exchange (forex) and remittance business, to co-locate its money transfer services within five ...

The Edge Markets MY
CenturyLink opens eighth security operations center in Singapore  Seeking Alpha

CenturyLink (CTL -2.9%) has unveiled its eighth global security operations center, adding Singapore to its SOC footprint. The company's global SOCs monitor.

Seeking Alpha
New laws to be tabled soon to ban sale of illegal streaming devices in Singapore  The Straits Times

It will also be illegal to sell a generic device with "add-on" services - such as supplying website links or subscription services to pirated *content*.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Singapore's Grab can't afford to fail finance: Andy Mukherjee  The Edge Markets MY

After sending rival Uber Technologies Inc packing from Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets, homegrown ride-hailing firm Grab Pte has set itself a ...

The Edge Markets MY
Jail for man who cheated Singtel to get iPhones using parents' identities  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man was on Wednesday (Jan 16) sentenced to four months' jail, after he used his parents' identities to sign up for mobile phone ...

Channel NewsAsia
Glassdoor launches its recruitment services in Singapore and Hong Kong  Singapore Business Review

The platform offers job seekers access to job listings alongside employee reviews and insights. Job and recruitment platform Glassdoor has entered in ...

Singapore Business Review
Zuji ceases operations, customers in Singapore and Hong Kong owed refunds  The Straits Times

Online travel booking site Zuji appears to have ceased business, after failing to renew its travel agent licences in both Singapore and Hong Kong.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Former religious teacher and student placed on Restriction Order under ISA  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean former religious teacher and student pair who held radical beliefs promoting violence and views detrimental to Singapore's ...

The Straits Times
John Mayer's concert in Singapore is now sold out  Bandwagon

John Mayer's upcoming show in Singapore is now sold out. After two days of Live Nation Presales, general tickets went on sale today and sold ou...

Bandwagon
Singapore may restrict LGBTI adoption after gay father adopted biological son  ABC News

Singapore looks to tighten its adoption laws after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son in a landmark court ruling last year, its Social ...

ABC News
GCI Health to open Singapore office, its first in Asia - Agencies - MM&M  Medical Marketing and Media

NEW YORK: GCI Health has opened an office in Singapore, its first in what the firm said will be an expansion into Asia. The Singapore office has three stafferes, ...

Medical Marketing and Media
Unclear path worries British expats in Singapore after Brexit deal rejected  The Straits Times

They live far from their home country, but members of the British expat community in Singapore are following the Brexit story with concern.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Premier League opens first international office in Singapore  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The Premier League's first international office opened in Singapore on Monday (Jan 14) as the football body looks to ramp up its fight ...

Channel NewsAsia
Bird sparks a flap on Singapore to London flight  EWN

A video circulating on social media showed the bird perched on top of a headrest, about two hours before the flight was due to arrive in the British capital.

EWN
Singapore will take 'appropriate measures' to safeguard its interest: Vivian Balakrishnan  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: In resolving bilateral issues, Singapore will always take appropriate measures to safeguard its national interest, Minister of Foreign ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under for 2018  Singapore Business Review

Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under for 2018.

Singapore Business Review
New diversity council set up to champion more women in Singapore’s boardrooms  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Companies & Markets - SINGAPORE has formed a 20-member council comprising well-known individuals with deep management and ...

The Business Times
Singapore investors emerge as new landlords in India  Livemint

Many of the Singapore-based investors and real estate developers have built a strong base in China, and India was a natural choice among emerging markets.

Livemint
Singapore Minister congratulates KCR on victory | greatandhra.com  Greatandhra.com

Singapore's minister-in-charge of trade relations, S. Iswaran, has congratulated Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his successful re-election ...

Greatandhra.com
Rift with Malaysia unlikely to be resolved soon: Singapore minister  South China Morning Post

The tussle over air and sea boundaries will not have a 'smooth or quick resolution', according to Vivian Balakrishnan His comments come after the island nation ...

South China Morning Post
Singapore Polytechnic launches country's first live 5G facility | Video  Channel NewsAsia

Technologies that work at ultra-fast speeds can now be tested at 5G Garage, which is a partnership between Singapore Polytechnic, ...

Channel NewsAsia
Scientists at NTU turn durian seeds into food stabiliser and probiotics  The Straits Times

A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University may have given durian fans another reason to hail the King of Fruits.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
More Singapore employers offering flexible work arrangements: MOM  The Business Times

THE share of workers in Singapore whose companies offer formal flexible work arrangements continues to grow, and employers are offering more types of ...

The Business Times
Singapore urged to fix rules on hiring domestic workers to stop forced labor  ABS-CBN News

KUALA LUMPUR—Singapore must overhaul its rules and systems for the hiring of foreign domestic workers to put a stop to forced labor in the wealthy city-state, ...

ABS-CBN News
Singapore's low-cost airline Scoot to expand service in India  Economic Times

Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot on Wednesday said that it would expand its *service* in India with the addition of three new destinations Coimbatore, ...

Economic Times
Actress Lucy Liu Is Also an Artist—and She’s Having Her First Museum Show in Singapore  artnet News

Actress Lucy Liu is best known for her on-screen personas—as O-Ren Ishii, the samurai-wielding member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Kill Bill, ...

artnet News
Why Singapore is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world  Channel NewsAsia

Extreme heat, combined with the island's high humidity, could be life-threatening, the programme Why It Matters discovers.

Channel NewsAsia
Singaporean linked to major Russian doping scandal jailed one week for lying to CPIB  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean businessman has told a court here that he was told to lie, to hide a money trail linked to one of the biggest athletics doping ...

The Straits Times
Hockey: Mystery over missing SEAP Games gold medal at Singapore Recreation Club  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - One of the treasured medals that marks a landmark victory in the Republic's sporting history has allegedly gone missing while on display at one of ...

The Straits Times
Zuji fails to renew agent licences in Singapore, HK  The Straits Times

Online travel booking site Zuji appears to have ceased business, after failing to renew its travel agent licences in both Singapore and Hong Kong.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Singapore celebrities jump on #10yearchallenge bandwagon  AsiaOne

It has been a really hectic month for social media users with many viral challenges popping up. First up was the Bird Box Challenge, where people filmed ...

AsiaOne
Uncertainty weighs on Singapore firms with UK ops, businesses fret over chance of a hard Brexit  The Straits Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans may be in tatters, but Singapore-based Concorde Security is moving ahead with its expansion plans in the ...

The Straits Times
Football: English Premier League sets up Asia-Pacific office in Singapore  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - In a bid to combat *content* piracy and support broadcast partners, the English Premier League (EPL) opened its first international office in ...

The Straits Times
Singapore aiming to become region's urban agriculture technology hub: Koh Poh Koon  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore has the "right ingredients" to make it the urban agriculture and aquaculture technology hub in the region, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior ...

The Straits Times
Inside road rage: What turns Singaporean drivers into monsters?  Channel NewsAsia

Is it the stress of life, the value we place on our cars, or poor driving skills that lead to frayed tempers? One driver gets help to deal with his rage, on the ...

Channel NewsAsia
Go-Jek Grabs Singapore After the Philippines' Rejection  Entrepreneur

On 9th January morning when people woke up in Singapore, they received a message from the ride-hailing company Go-Jek, which said, "open for all, ...

Entrepreneur
32 O-Level Additional Mathematics exam scripts from Singapore lost in UK  Channel NewsAsia

A total of 32 students who sat for their GCE O-Level Additional Mathematics examination last year have been given the option of retaking Paper 2 of the ...

Channel NewsAsia
Why Singapore is heating up faster than the rest of the planet  Channel NewsAsia

Singapore is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world – with maximum daily temperatures predicted to reach 35-37 deg C by year 2100. And this could ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore sets the record straight on Seletar ILS  New Straits Times

THE article “Month-long suspension of airspace RA and ILS” (NST, Jan 8) states that “… Seletar airport-bound flights would not be allowed to use Pasir Gudang ...

New Straits Times
Foreign worker found dead during lift replacement works in Chai Chee  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man was found dead in a lift on Monday (Jan 14) during lift replacement works at a block of flats in Chai Chee. In ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's privacy watchdog fines IHiS $750000 and SingHealth $250000 for data breach  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore's privacy watchdog has meted out its largest fine of $750,000 to Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) for lapses in securing ...

The Straits Times
Institutional Investors Have Been Buying These 3 Singapore Blue Chip Stocks  The Motley Fool Singapore

These latest institutional buying activities might be a source of ideas and inspiration for investors to take note of.

The Motley Fool Singapore
Parliament to hear ministerial statement on Singapore-Malaysia relations  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will make a ministerial statement on Singapore-Malaysia relations on Monday (Jan 14) ...

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's labour crunch issue: Why it's happening and what more can be done  The Straits Times

It is a constant refrain among businesses in Singapore: there are not enough workers. The Sunday Times looks at why there is a labour crunch and what more ...

The Straits Times
Go-Jek opens up service to all Singapore consumers  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Ride-hailing app Go-Jek announced on Thursday (Jan 10) that its services are now available to all consumers across Singapore as part of ...

Channel NewsAsia
This mynah flew business class from Singapore to UK; found 12 hours after take off  The Indian Express

Though it is not clear how the bird got inside the cabin and stayed unnoticed on the 6736-mile long flight from Singapore to the UK, the incident sure has left ...

The Indian Express
Football: Singapore striker Ikhsan Fandi signs contract with Norwegian side  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Singapore's national footballer Ikhsan Fandi has signed a two-year contract with Norwegian second tier side Raufoss IL, the club announced on ...

Channel NewsAsia
Bali cops questioned Indon man at Singapore hospital without authorisation  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - An Indonesian businessman with interests in the hotel industry and real estate claimed two police officers from Bali tried to take him back to the ...

The Straits Times
Not cheap or cheerful: Singapore hawker centers struggle with new business model  Reuters

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A social enterprise model for some of Singapore's hawker centers has been criticized over high costs and poor ...

Reuters
Shiseido to invest, hire more in Singapore with expanded regional hub  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Companies & Markets - JAPANESE cosmetics group Shiseido plans to invest more in innovation, training and hiring in Singapore, ...

The Business Times
Singapore: Malaysia to bear ‘consequences’ of actions at sea  Miami Herald

Singapore's foreign minister warned Monday of "consequences" if neighboring Malaysia continues to escalate a dispute over waters claimed by the city state.

Miami Herald
 

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Singapore ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Singapore (Malay: Republik Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡共和国; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு), is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres or 50 square miles). The country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore in 1819 as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the company's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from the UK in 1963 by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but separated two years later over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965. After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce.Singapore is a global hub for education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, human capital, innovation, logistics, manufacturing, technology, tourism, trade, and transport. The city ranks highly in numerous international rankings, and has been recognised as the most "technology-ready" nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA), city with "best investment potential" (BERI), world's smartest city, world's safest country, second-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, fifth-most innovative country, and the second-busiest container port. The Economist has ranked Singapore as the most expensive city to live in, since 2013. It is identified as a tax haven. Singapore is the only country in Asia with an AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies, and one of 11 worldwide. Globally, the Port of Singapore and Changi Airport have held the titles of leading "Maritime Capital" and "Best Airport" respectively for consecutive years, while Singapore Airlines is the 2018 "World's Best Airline".Singapore ranks 9th on the UN Human Development Index with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is placed highly in key social indicators: education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. Although income inequality is high, 90% of homes are owner-occupied. According to the Democracy Index, the country is described as a "flawed democracy". The Singaporean passport is second in the world after Japan for visa-free travel granted by the most countries to its citizens.The city-state is home to 5.6 million residents, 39% of whom are foreign nationals, including permanent residents. There are four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil; most Singaporeans are bilingual and English serves as the nation's lingua franca. Its cultural diversity is reflected in its extensive ethnic cuisine and major festivals. Pew Research has found that Singapore has the highest religious diversity of any country. Multiracialism has been enshrined in its constitution since independence, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, politics, among others.Singapore is a unitary parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government. The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. As one of the five founding members of ASEAN, Singapore is the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Secretariat, as well as many international conferences and events. It is also a member of the East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations.